SWITCHBLADE RACK MODELS

SWITCHBLADE GL

Our flagship product, the Switchblade GL is arguably the most desired guitar effect switching system on the planet. No other guitar switching system can come close to the abilities of the GL. With its ability to connect effects in series in any order, in parallel, or in series/parallel combinations and with the ability to set levels at every connection to balance effects all under preset control, this is the most versatile system available at any price. The audio channels of the GL are superbly transparent and with buffers on each of the 16 inputs and outputs your tone is preserved throughout your entire system. This is the system trusted by the top guitarists in the world.

SWITCHBLADE 8B

The Switchblade 8B is the same as the Switchblade GL but with 8 inputs and 8 outputs instead of 16, 2 amp control outputs instead of 4, and 75 presets instead of 125. For smaller systems and for a more modest price the 8B is the perfect switching system for smaller racks.

SWITCHBLADE 8

The Switchblade 8 is the same as the 8B, but has single ended inputs and outputs instead of servo balanced I/O included in the GL and 8B. Single ended systems are the common configuration of all other switching systems on the market and work great for players on a budget.

SWITCHBLADE FAMILY SPECIFICATIONS

Specification Switchblade GL Switchblade 8B Switchblade 8 Switchblade 8F
Number of Presets 125 75 75 120
Max Input Lvl. +4dBv(4.5v p/p) -OR-
+10dBv(9v p/p) with input trim
+4dBv(4.5v p/p) -OR-
+10dBv(9v p/p) with input trim
+4dBv(4.5v p/p) +11dBv(10v p/p)
Max Output Lvl. +10dBv(9v p/p) +10dBv(9v p/p) +7dBv(7v p/p) +11dBv(10v p/p)
THD + Noise
(20-20kHz)
.006% .006% .006% .006%
Dynamic Range 106dB 106dB 106dB 106dB
Bandwidth
(+1dB -3dB)
5Hz-100kHz 5Hz-100kHz 5Hz-100kHz 5Hz-100kHz
Crosstalk -90dB -90dB -90dB -90dB
Matrix 16 IN x 16 OUT 8 IN x 8 OUT 8 IN x 8 OUT 8 IN x 8 OUT
Maximum simultaneous
patches
32 16 16 16
Input Trims Normal or
6dB cut
Normal
or 6dB cut
NONE NONE
Gain Range (normal setting) -48dB to 0dB -48dB to 0dB -48dB to 0dB -48dB to 0dB
Gain Range (alt. setting) -54dB to -6dB -54dB to -6dB N/A N/A
Inputs 1/4" TRS balanced or unbalanced 1/4" TRS balanced or unbalanced 1/4" TS unbalanced 1/4" TS unbalanced
Input Impedance 1 megohm 1 megohm 1 megohm 1 megohm
Outputs 1/4" TRS servo balanced 1/4" TRS servo balanced 1/4" TS unbalanced 1/4" TS unbalanced
Programmable Relays
(Footswitch Sim)
4 2 2 2 (on a TRS jack)
Dimensions 19" x 12" x 1.7"
(48x31x4.3cm) (1 Rack Space)
19" x 7" x 1.7"
(48x18x4.3cm) (1 Rack Space)
19" x 7" x 1.7"
(48x18x4.3cm) (1 Rack Space)
9.2" x 4.2" x 2.0"
(23x11x5cm)
Weight 13 Lbs (5.9kg) 6 Lbs (2.7kg) 6 Lbs (2.7kg) 1.8 Lbs (.8kg)
Warranty 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years
List Price $2300.00 $1200.00 $1000.00 $940.00
Direct Price $1955.00 $1020.00 $850.00 $799.00

To learn about the newest Switchblade specifically designed for floor systems, read on!

Go to the Switchblade 8F description page